Most couples today cohabit before remarriage. Is it healthy for the relationship? Is it a true test of the couple's relationship; is it a "trial marriage" that helps them move toward commitment? Find out what you need to know...
Part 2: It’s the sudden change from isolation to loving companionship, from bleak, cheerless cold to comforting warmth—the sudden leap from off the mountaintop into a beautiful meadow—that compels single parents to embrace each other without reserve.
Part 4: The pastor looked up at me and said, “How could this happen? How could two of the more stable, steady people in my congregation suddenly and radically change their behavior? How could Tom and Judy just lose it?”
...I could tell that Kevin’s concerns about dating were not limited to him. He worried a lot about his daughter. “What do I say to her before I go on a date? Should I introduce her to my date? What if I get married again someday—how will it affect her?”
For dating single parents, couple harmony during the dating process makes the stepfamily road ahead appear clear and safe, but once you top the hill of marriage you’ll likely find some hidden road hazardous.
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